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Easy Homemade Salsa Recipe

This Homemade Salsa Recipe is absolutely addicting and a super quick, easy, and healthy Mexican dip to serve with tortilla chips for a party.  Learn how to make restaurant style salsa with fresh tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeños, and onions in under 15 minutes!

Course Appetizer, Dinner, lunch
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 17 kcal
Author London


  • 1 lb. fresh tomatoes vine-ripened, Campari, or roma, seeds removed*
  • 16 oz. can of whole peeled tomatoes or 1 lb. fresh tomatoes*
  • 1-2 jalapeños finely diced*
  • ½ cup cilantro coarsely chopped
  • ½ sweet onion finely diced
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • ½ - ¾ tsp. salt to taste*
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • ½ tsp. cumin


  1. In the bowl of an 11-12 cup food processor or high speed blender add all prepared ingredients.

  2. Pulse salsa 20-25 times for a chunky consistency or 25-30+ times for a smoother salsa.
  3. Serve salsa with tortilla chips, on chicken, or use it in your favorite recipe. Refrigerate salsa for up to 1 week in an airtight container.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • If you only have all fresh or all canned tomatoes, feel free to use that instead of the combination.
  • When preparing your tomatoes you can choose to remove the seeds or keep them in.  Remove seeds for a chunky salsa and leave seeds for a thinner salsa. 
  • One jalapeño will give you a mild salsa, two jalapeños will give you a medium heat salsa.
  • If serving salsa with salty tortilla chips, err on the side of not adding too much salt.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Homemade Salsa Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 17
% Daily Value*
Sodium 56mg2%
Potassium 174mg5%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Vitamin A 415IU8%
Vitamin C 11.5mg14%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.